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vegan cookies cookies

vegan cookies cookies

  • 1  tablespoon ground flax mixed with 3 tablespoons water
  • 1/4 cup virgin coconut oil (do not melt)
  • 1/4 cup organic peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup natural cane sugar
  • 1  teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2  teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2  teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2  teaspoon fine grain sea salt
  • 1.5 cups gluten-free rolled oats, processed into flour (or 1.5 cups oat flour)
  • 2-4 teaspoons coconut milk (only if needed to moisten batter)
  • ¾ cup vegan chocolate chips
  • ½ cup coconut flakes

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350F and spray cookie sheets with cooking spray. In a large mixing bowl, mix together the flax and water and set aside for a few minutes to thicken – creating the flax egg.
  2. Combine flax egg, coconut oil, organic peanut butter Add brown and cane sugars. With an electric mixer, beat the ingredients to combine and smooth.
  3. Combine the dry ingredients, Baking soda, baking powder, Salt, processed oats. Add to the wet ingredients.  If dough is dry, add a teaspoon (or two) of coconut milk and beat the mixture again.
  4. Fold the chocolate chips and coconut flakes in.
  5. take a tablespoon of dough, and place on the baking sheet 2-3 inches apart. Gently press down on each ball with a fork to flatten.
  6. Bake for about 17 minutes.
  7. Cool cookies on the baking sheet then transfer to a cooling rack

Please enjoy these Vegan Gluten Free Cookies: If you have any baking questions with this recipe, call me at 877-492-9656 -Kristi

ABOUT-About-Chris

This December during Christmas By the Sea Weekend in Camden Maine, the Camden Windward House Bed and Breakfast will host their first Vegan cooking class. The Modern Vegan from Portland Maine will instruct guests on the gaining confidence when cooking Vegan dishes. The class size is limited. Please call the Innkeeper for more details. Mark the date December 5-6, 2014.

Full Menu Complimentary Breakfast

I was insulted one day when another Innkeeper in town said that cooking a vegetarian breakfast was as easy as cooking a Vegan Breakfast. I truly believe this other Innkeeper does not know how to cook vegan. Nor does she know how cautious one needs to be in order to be really committed to a Vegan product for breakfast.

I started cooking vegan about 3 years ago when my young daughter announced that she was Vegan. I know for my daughter this choice was not based on any health issues and that it was an affirmation of her love for animals. I commended her for this and made it possible for her to have a Vegan diet. I was introduced to the world of vegan cooking and realized that it is a whole new ballgame. I was a science major in college and love food science. Cooking Vegan reminds me of following directions in chemistry projects. New ingredients and new ways of combining them is fascinating to me. The use of nutritional yeast, soy products and flax was brand new to me.

The Camden Windward House presents a complimentary (FREE) menu that is locavore in nature with Vegan, Vegetarian and Gluten-Free options. Locavore includes meat that is local, sustainably and humanely raised. I mention this because I do not want to mislead anyone that Windward House is completely vegan. Windward House does have a commitment to presenting true vegan food. We offer more then a piece of toast with lettuce on it. We have created a creative selection of vegan options. Please see our menu below. This commitment is enforced by educating our staff about veganism. We only use Vegan certified products in our kitchen. We not only look at the ingredients on the package but we also look at the process in which a product was made. We do not use anything that was sifted through animal bones. White sugar is not used in our Vegan cooking. We do not add Dashi (a soup stock made from fish flakes) to our sticky rice breakfast option.  We also offer a lovely Vegan Friendly wine.

Please see this great article written about the Camden Windward House Commitment to Vegan/Vegetarian options

http://www.pressherald.com/2014/06/18/vegetarian-kitchen-a-handful-of-maine-innkeepers-offer-bed-and-meat-free-breakfast/

 

Bed and Breakfast Menu

 

 

 

chocolate cookies

chocolate cookies

Ingredients:

  • 1  tablespoon ground flax mixed with 3 tablespoons water
  • 1/4 cup virgin coconut oil (do not melt)
  • 1/4 cup organic peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup natural cane sugar
  • 1  teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2  teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2  teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2  teaspoon fine grain sea salt
  • 3 1/2  tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1.5 cups gluten-free rolled oats, processed into flour (or 1.5 cups oat flour)
  • 2-4 teaspoons coconut milk (only if needed to moisten batter)
  • ¾ cup vegan chocolate chips

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350F and spray cookie sheets with cooking spray. In a large mixing bowl, mix together the flax and water and set aside for a few minutes to thicken – creating the flax egg.
  2. Combine flax egg, coconut oil, organic peanut butter, and vanilla. Add brown and cane sugars. With an electric mixer, beat the ingredients to combine and smooth.
  3. Combine the dry ingredients, Baking soda, baking powder, Salt, cocoa, processed oats. Add to the wet ingredients.  If dough is dry, add a teaspoon (or two) of coconut milk and beat the mixture again.
  4. Fold the chocolate chips in.
  5. take a tablespoon of dough, and place on the baking sheet 2-3 inches apart. Gently press down on each ball with a fork to flatten.
  6. Bake for about 12 minutes.
  7. Cool cookies on the baking sheet then transfer to a cooling rack.

Enjoy these Vegan gluten free cookies. We often have these available for our guests at snack time, a.k.a. tea time.

This recipe was modified from the One Bowl Double Chocolate Chunk Cookie recipe from Oh She Glows Website.

 

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Photo3 large ripe bananas
1/2 cup creamy organic peanut butter
1 tablespoon coconut oil
2 tablespoons dark maple syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups gluten-free oats
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 cup vegan chocolate chips  & 1/4 cup dried blueberries

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare cookies sheets with cooking spray.

2. Mix bananas, peanut butter, coconut oil, agave, and vanilla extract. Mix until smooth, if you are using a mixer, make sure it does not run too long, ingredients can heat up an become too runny.

3. In a separate medium bowl, stir together the oats, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir until combined. Stir in the chocolate chips and dried blueberries.

4. Drop spoonfuls of dough onto prepared baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes or until cookies are set. Let cool on baking sheet for two minutes. Transfer to a wire cooling rack and cool completely.

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vegan muffins

Ingredients (makes 20 muffins)

3 cups organic all purpose flour

1/2 cup light brown sugar

1 cup of organic sugar

1 tsp salt

4 tsps. baking powder

2/3 cup vegetable oil

2 large bananas, mashed

2/3 cups of coconut milk

2 cups blueberries

1 tablespoon of vanilla

1/4 cup organic sugar mixed with 2 tablespoons of cinnamon for the muffin tops

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Grease muffin tins

2. combine flour, sugars, salt and baking powder. Add milk, banana, and oil. Mix well. Fold in blueberries. fill cups 3/4 full.

3. Bake 20-25 minutes.  Enjoy your Vegan Blueberry Muffins!

 

Vegan Breakfast Served Here

photo1 1/4 cups all-purpose King Arthur flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
2/3 cup Dutch processed cocoa
1/4 cup coconut oil
1/2 of an avocado – mashed
1/4 cup granulated organic sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/3 cup coconut milk

1 cup of shredded unsweetened coconut ( You could add vegan chocolate chips instead of the coconut)

Preheat oven to 350F. Spray cooking sheets with non-stick spray.

Whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt and cocoa. Set aside.

Beat together the coconut oil, avocado, white and brown sugar, vanilla until creamy.

Slowly add the coconut milk and flour mixture to the coconut oil mixture.  Blend all together. Stir in the shredded coconut.

Form into small balls, flatten with a fork. Cook for 10 minutes, cool on rack.

I hope you enjoy these vegan cookies. Guests at the Inn, regardless if they follow a vegan diet, enjoy these vegan cookies.

 

 

Kale and juice

Kale and juice

  • 1 cup filtered water
  • 1/2 cup coconut unsweetened milk
  • 1 cup kale – packed
  • 1 full banana
  • Handful of spinach
  • Hand full of organic strawberries, fresh or frozen
  • Handful of Blueberries, fresh or frozen

Put water and coconut milk in first, then kale and spinach – the kale needs a little more time in the blender to breakdown then the fruit. Blend the liquids and the kale and spinach for a minute or 2 then add the fruit. Blend all together. Do not blend for too long, ingredients can heat up from blender. This smoothie is best cold! Makes 2 cups of smoothie. I hope you enjoy this green smoothie recipe.

 

cookie
  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup vegan butter, softened (Earth Balance)
  • 1 1/2 cups organic (vegan) sugar and 1/4 cup to roll the dough in before cooking
  • 1 banana
  • 1  1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). In a small bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, and baking powder. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the vegan butter and organic sugar until smooth. Beat in banana and vanilla. Gradually blend in the dry ingredients. Roll rounded teaspoonfuls of dough into balls, roll in sugar,  and place onto ungreased cookie sheets.
  3. Bake 12 minutes in the preheated oven, or until golden. Let stand on cookie sheet two minutes before removing to cool on wire racks.

Enjoy your vegan cookies. No substitutes needed!

I was careful to use organic sugar. Some new vegan bakers are not aware that white sugar goes through a refining process. Bone char (charcoal made from animal bones) is an activated carbon source for this refinement process. Some Vegans do not mind this and some do. The Jewish faith believes the charcoal is so far removed that there is not meat or dairy on the bones.  I always choose to use organic vegan sugar – If your going to go Vegan – go all the way!

Bowl of brown rice with milk

Warm Breakfast Sticky Rice Vegan Recipe

  • One cup organic sticky rice (rice for sushi)
  • One cup water, one cup coconut milk
  • One tablespoon vegan buttery sticks
  • Maple Syrup to taste

Melt vegan butter in pot, stir in rice until it is all coated in oil. Add the liquids and put a lid on the pot and bring to a simmer. Simmer until all the liquid is absorbed, about 20 minutes. Be careful not to let it stick. You may stir it if you are worried about that but remember to put the lid back on to keep the moisture in.

Portion the rice while hot, add a little warm coconut milk, cinnamon and maple syrup to taste.

Serve hot.

For non-vegan recipe substitute organic butter salted or unsalted for the vegan buttery sticks.

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